John Tyler Elementary School
3649 Hartford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Phone: (757) 393-8879
Fax: (757) 393-5876

 
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE


Welcome to John Tyler. We are a school with an outstanding faculty and staff who are committed to providing a student-centered environment where students will academically succeed.

                     - Ms. Heidi M. Lewis
                                      Principal

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Tiger art hangs in shop windows, Downtown Portsmouth!Read Across America Day at JTES!Our Tigers are Seuss-tastic!  Read Across America Day!Thank you to all who volunteered to be readers at Read Across America Day!JTES Science FairOne of our Tigers explains his experiment to Ms. Stith, one of our DARE OfficersOne of our Tigers explains his experiment to one of our DARE OfficersScience Fair Projects at JTES

Tiger art hangs in shop windows, Downtown Portsmouth!

Read Across America Day at JTES!

Read Across America Day at JTES!

Thank you to all who volunteered to be readers at Read Across America Day!

JTES Science Fair

One of our Tigers explains his experiment to Ms. Stith, one of our DARE Officers

One of our Tigers explains his experiment to one of our DARE Officers

Science Fair Projects at JTES

Announcements

 


Important Dates:

ALL SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF ACADEMIC YEAR
The Governor of Virginia has declared that all schools in the Commonwealth, including Portsmouth Public Schools, shall be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year, in an effort to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Additional Guidance will be released as it becomes available.


Our Caravan of Love visited the neighborhoods of our
John Tyler Tigers on Friday, March 27!
Tigers, your teachers and staff members at JTES love and miss you!
Read the Virginian-Pilot article here:  John Tyler Elementary Caravan of Love  
John Tyler Elementary Caravan of Love



Congratulations to Mr. Clyde Parker, our 2019-20 Teacher of the Year!
Mr. Parker, 2019-20 Teacher of the Year

Order your JTES Yearbook today!  Click HERE to order online!

Yearbook Ad


Our Before/After Care provider for the 2019-20 school year will be AlphaBest! 
Click here for more information!
Alpha Best Before and After Care Flyer


 

 

 

Ms. Lewis, Principal of the Year

Kim Jones, Winner of President's Cup and PTA Volunteer of the Year


Join OUR TEAM - JOIN the JTES PTA for only $6.00

SCHOOL HOURS
  
John Tyler Elementary School's regular hours are from 9:00 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.  Children are dismissed at 1:30 p.m. on early release days.

BREAKFAST
​Breakfast starts daily at 8:40 a.m.

DRINK SMART TO PLAY HARD
Choose drinks with less added sugar. Teach kids how to recognize drinks that are high in added sugars. Encourage them to choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. Kids should drink 2 to 3 cups of low-fat (1%) or fat-free milk a day, depending on age. 

CHOOSE MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES 

Offer kids fruits and vegetables during meals and snacks. Try new fruits and veggies together as a family. 

LIMIT SCREEN TIME 

Help kids discover fun ways to stay busy and active this summer. Limit TV and video game time to no more than 1-2 hours a day. 

GET ACTIVE
Kids need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Help your family get moving with games, dancing, and more

 

Join Our PTA


PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. Today's PTA is comprised of 5 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. We speak with one voice for every child.

Today, the issues affecting our children extend beyond their individual schools. The PTA's nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation. This mission is unique to the PTA. Learn more here.

To join, please contact Mrs. Kim Jones


Vision Statement

It is the vision of John Tyler Elementary School to fulfill our mandate as a public school, helping students attain the highest possible standards as established by our school board and our state.

In recognizing the need for a strong academic base, teachers (and staff) will stress skills in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and technology. The arts and physical education will be recognized for their importance in the development of the whole individual.


We Believe

  • We believe our school should provide a quality education for all students.
  • We believe in the important contribution parents, volunteers, and community partners can make, and we actively seek their participation in providing a quality program.
  • We believe our school should be a place where each student leaves with a sense of accomplishment and a desire to return the next day.

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